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ANOTHER GAY SEQUEL
Boyfriends Griff (Aaron Michael Davies) and Jarod (Jimmy Clabots) must decide where to draw boundaries with other sex partners. Redhead Andy (Jake Moser) wants to join the daisy chain, but he has just fallen for the shy and virginal Luis (Euriamis Losada), and doesn’t know whether to “follow his heart or his hole,” as his father sums up his dilemma. And then there’s flaming Nico (Jonah Blechman), who would give any grand dame a run for her money, but has no luck scoring (at first).
The foursome’s arrival immediately sets off sparks of jealousy from the reigning clique, the Jaspers (which doesn’t quite have the same ring as Heathers.) And if you want film references, this movie has plenty of them, from the predictable, The Wizard of Oz, to the old punching bag Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? But a George A. Romero classic is one of the film’s few send-ups that comes out of left field.
Pink-haired blogger Perez Hilton plays himself, one of the boys’ fellow revelers until he’s hit on the head while giving head, a knock which turns him into a religious zealot: “All sex and pig play give gays a bad name.” And bad scripts.
Most of the actors are in on the
joke, but there’s a strong whiff of desperation whenever the hammy
Jaspers strut on the scene, sabotaging the four boys’ luck. Much of the
humor is cruel, not playful. (Lubricant replaced with glue? Try
imagining that without clinching.) And not since Monty Python’s The
Meaning of Life has so much vomit been spewed in one scene. With the
boys flaunting their AussieBums, even low-budget, digitally shot films
aren’t safe from product placements. Isn’t anything sacred? Kent